Kelly Bolding

Kelly Bolding is currently the Project Archivist for Americana Manuscript Collections at Princeton University Library, where she has worked since 2013. In addition to arranging and describing 18th and 19th century American history collections, she also works on developing workflows for processing born-digital materials, implementing a digital preservation system, and audiovisual digitization projects. She has been active in SAA’s Electronic Records Section as former Editor and Team Leader of bloggERS, in the DLF Born-Digital Access Working Group as a contributor to the “Levels of Born-Digital Access” project, and has published on digital archives workstation development in the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies. In addition to her focus on electronic records, she is also actively involved in initiatives to address oppressive language in archival description, including as a collaborator on Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia’s Anti-Racist Description Resources and as chair of Princeton’s Inclusive Description Working Group. She has previously worked at the New York Public Library and holds degrees from Rutgers University (MLIS) and Reed College (BA, English Literature).